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Johnny's Tavern, Amherst, MA

Johnny's Tavern

4.7
4.7
701 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Johnny’s Tavern in Amherst manages to provide a mixed ambiance of classy, laidback charm and décor. The dining room provides a nice atmosphere for a date night or a group of friends. Even a rather large group can sit comfortably in the expansive dining area. The bar features televisions where you can catch your favorite sporting events while dining on your food.

The food at Johnny’s Tavern is delicious and always well-prepared. Meals are cooked to order to ensure that diners with various dining preferences can all come in and enjoy a meal. If you are looking for some recommendations, you should try the truffle fries, brussels sprouts, burgers or the house made gnocchi. Stop in at Johnny’s Tavern to see what other amazing food options are available on the menu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (413) 230-3818

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Eli Kozukhin

  • Neighborhood

    Amherst, Massachusetts

  • Cross street

    Main Street

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 701 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Western MA

    Best Overall

  • Western MA

    Best Food

  • Western MA

    Best Service

  • Western MA

    Best Value

  • Western MA

    Good for groups

  • Western MA

    Healthy

  • Western MA

    Neighborhood gem

  • Western MA

    Lively

  • Western MA

    Most Booked

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  1. DJ

    DrJudy

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ruby was our server and, as always, she was kind and professional. Our meals were cooked to our specifications and a pleasant evening was had by all!
  2. ME

    MarkE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never had a bad experience a Johnny's Tavern. Even when the place is jammed and people are waiting in line it is clear that the staff--all of the staff--are working their tails off to keep the customers satisfied. Never go there for dinner without a reservation!
  3. CL

    CraigL

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my son's birthday. Server was fantastic. Food was incredible. Definitely will be back!!!
  4. KG

    KatGS

    Caribbean

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food and drinks were great. Always enjoy our date night.
  5. VA

    VADo

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A friend and I go to Johnnie's regularly. The food never disappoints, and, importantly, the chef and staff are careful and accommodating about her specific food allergy. We also like the ambiance and the friendly and attentive servers.
  6. d

    donald

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Johnny's many times and it is always excellent. Wait staff and bartenders, are very well trained and attentive. Food is always very good and reasonably priced. I wish we had a Johnny's in West Springfield.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. Excellent homemade pasta.
  8. JC

    JoeCheeks

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice job. Food was great. Fed 4 Men’s lacrosse players and walked out feeling the value was spot on. We’ll be going back on our visits to Amherst throughout the year.
  9. DJ

    DrJudy

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was prepared to our liking and delicious! Cynthia was professional, kind, and helpful, as always!
  10. D

    Datenight

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place for pasta/Italian at the moment. Make a reservation!! Don’t go and get annoyed when there is no seating. Bar is also hit or miss for seating. Staff was incredibly nice. Get the pasta. Try them all! Great drink menu. No pizza or fried mozzarella. Calamari was interesting. If you’re reading this (the restaurant) it was pretty soggy with all the extra sauces. Double fry that calamari and hit me with some straight up marinara. Other than that everything is always amazing. It’s crowded and busy but you are well taken care of. Staff seem to like their job! Number one recommendation is the pesto… holy sheesh. Everyone was dressed pretty casually. No sweatpants tho but lots of hats and normal clothes. Great date spot dress up feel fancy. 10/10. Just be polite. Call ahead. Make reservations!
  11. AA

    AudreyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience at Johnny’s! Love the burrata appetizer. Switched it up and had the kale Caesar salad with salmon for my entree and it was perfect.
  12. R

    Robin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have a great time at Johnny's. Great food and drinks plus attentive staff!
  13. KG

    KatGS

    Caribbean

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and atmosphere! Love the food and drinks.
  14. a

    ayseat

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasant experience!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great, consistent food, friendly service, and great cocktails.
  16. LP

    LauraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our second time having a fantastic experience at Johnnys Tavern. I would recommend it to everyone. We’ve loved the calamari and potstickers each time and my mom had the beet salad and loved it! We’ve been trying different dishes each time but my husband’s favorite is their fried chicken and their steak is not to be missed.
  17. TP

    TimothyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our second time here. The French Onion Soup is amazing. Service was great.
  18. ND

    NancyD

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Had the baratta cheese appetizer it wasn’t as good as last time. Disappointed in the spaghetti bolognese as it was spicier than usual.
  19. DJ

    DrJudy

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ruby was our server and was professional, kind, and very attentive. Our meals were perfectly prepared.
  20. CM

    CountryMousse

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner very much, the soup and entrees all delicious. We requested a table away from close proximity to others and hostess graciously helped choose a table. The waitress was efficient and pleasant. Dined on the early side, the place was filling up as we left around 6:30.
  21. RL

    Run2LiveLong

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around great place. Wish it was open a few hours later on Friday and Saturday - at least during the college school year. One of the few spots for the parents to go.
  22. MP

    MariaP

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Erin picked a great table for us because I called ahead to inform her that I have a cast on my leg. Cole was Soo attentive as our waiter and conscientious of our needs. The food was great! The only problem we encountered through the dinner was the dessert. Our ricotta cheesecake was frozen solid! Cole brought it back to the kitchen for a new piece but the bottom of the cheesecake on top of the crust was frozen on this piece as well. One of us cut it into small pieces and didn’t mind it was quite cold still.
  23. e

    edwardp

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We have been coming here for years and love it. This time everything was sub par . The food not prepared as good as usual, presentation and plating not so good, taste ok at best. Waitstaff not trained as well as they could be, phducsl presentation a bit sloppy. Was our go to place, now will think twice .unfortunate.
  24. j

    jennas

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Was so excited to try this restaurant based on the good reviews and often visiting Johnny's in SH. 1)it was freezing inside-like everyone eating there kept their coats on. 2) Our table was not ready at our reservation time-had to wait awhile on a Tuesday night 3) Our server was honestly one of the worst I've ever had-took forever to order our food, took 30 min to get our check to pay, and literally she came to our table twice-once to take our order (others dropped our food off), never checked on us, we had to go find her to get our check. It was my date's birthday which the hostess knew and was like I'll let your server know. Our server didn't acknowledge it once, which is fine, no need to do anything special, but then she totally ghosted us all night and the poor service just made the whole experience rough. 4)food was ok, nothing memorable 5)it was so loud in there we couldn't even talk to each other from across the table. Sadly we wont be coming back.
  25. PB

    PeterB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tavern atmosphere with excellent food. We went for a Christmas Eve lunch with our adult daughter and Johnny’s Tavern was the perfect place. Rachael was great and very helpful and service was outstanding even though there were only two people working. We loved the truffle fries and all had different pasta mains. The Gnocchi were fantastic. Highly recommend Johnny’s Tavern in Amherst. Great atmosphere, fantastic food and excellent service.
  26. LR

    LyndaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was very crowded but we had a reservation and were seated right away. Service was great and food was very good. Portions were ample. Will definitely go back
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are always top notch!! Thank you for another great experience!!
  28. PT

    PeteT

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is very good here, as is the service. If in this area again, this will be a stop.
  29. DJ

    DrJudy

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Denise was our server and was very personable, professional, and attentive to our needs. Our meals were prepared to our specifications and were delicious! Our only request is to bring back the Tavern Sundae to the dessert menu!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a nice meal. The food and service were very good. The ambiance is so-so.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service was great. Calamari app had a unique twist.
  32. MG

    MarilynG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I met my friend for a pre-Christmas lunch. The restaurant was quite busy, but we didn't feel rushed. We enjoyed our lunch, topping it off with the sticky toffee pudding (with two spoons). Waitress was great, very attentive. Thank you, Johnny's for making our reunion so memorable. Happy Holidays! Marilyn Gerhard
  33. A

    Anne

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food - service was also wonderful. Highly recommend.
  34. T

    Torment55

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Johnny’s is our go-to restaurant in Amherst. The food and service is consistently very good! You must plan ahead with a reservation as Johnny’s is very popular.
  35. LM

    LindaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always consistently delicious. We always like to eat at Johnny’s when we are in the area
  36. j

    jebble

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Dinner was delicious , service excellent although very slow due to crowded restaurant. Very noisy as well.
  37. KS

    KierstynS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Johnny’s! The food, drinks and waitstaff are amazing!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Johnny’s! Food is wonderful as well as the atmosphere.
  39. WW

    WilliamW

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Waitress was energetic, cheerful But she didn't bring us bread, and we had to ask for it. 2 of had the TavernBurger and asked for rare and medium rare. They were both well done, dry. Very disappointing. Side salad nothing special.
  40. DJ

    DrJudy

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cynthia was our server and remembered our “usual” order right down to the fine details! Always pleasant and so sweet! Our food was prepared to our specifications and made for a very enjoyable evening.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Johnny's Tavern using the Order Online button. Johnny's Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (413) 230-3818.

Johnny's Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 701 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Johnny's Tavern

30 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, MA 01002

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main Street

  • Neighborhood

    Amherst, Massachusetts

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eli Kozukhin

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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